Mayweather, White commit to Nevada NHL team


Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC president Dana White are two of the highest profile residents of Las Vegas. (AP photos)

If Las Vegas ever does get an NHL franchise, team ownership will have two of combat sports’ biggest names in its corner.

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC president Dana White have committed to buying season tickets should an NHL team ever call Nevada home, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.

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Prospective owner Bill Foley and his company, Hockey Vision Las Vegas LLC, kicked off a “Vegas Wants Hockey” season-ticket drive Tuesday in an effort to show there is significant fan interest in having an NHL team in the city.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman attended the event and spoke at a press conference.

Canadian poker star Daniel Negreanu is also among those who have committed to tickets.

White and Mayweather, both residents of Las Vegas, were among a group of special guests when construction broke ground on a new 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue in Las Vegas last May.

Here is a look at what it cost to put a deposit down on season tickets.


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